Currently celebrating its 60th year, the Art Dealers Association of America opened this year’s edition of its annual fair, the Art Show, last night at New York’s Park Avenue Armory. The opening was part of a benefit gala benefiting the Henry Street Settlement.
Gathering 78 exhibitors from its membership, this year’s Art Show is as elegant as ever, with an emphasis on solo presentations highlighting the work of under-recognized historical artists like Pacita Abad, Geoffrey Holder, and Toshiko Takaezu, as well as ones for important living artists like Rafael Ferrer and Joana Choumali.
Below, a look at the best booths at the 2022 edition of the ADAA Art Show, which runs through Sunday.
2. Pacita Abad at Tina Kim Gallery
One of the first things you see when you walk into this year’s Art Show is Tina Kim’s booth, dedicated to the work of the late artist Pacita Abad. Soon to be the subject of a major retrospective at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Abad is in superb form in this presentation, titled “I have given it color,” a small primer on various bodies of works the late artist created over a multifaceted career that spanned some three decades. Of particular note are two large-scale painted tapestries that include elements like cowrie shells, mirrors, and buttons that add to the richness of these works.